This past weekend I directed a short supernatural thriller, HARMONY starring the very talented Dawn Davis and Chris Kerson. Dawn’s a terrific actress and producer who is also way better at self-promotion than I am, as exhibited by this great blog she put together about the project:
Check out this great article on xojane, curated by the brilliant April Wolfe. I’m incredibly honored to be included in this list of awesome female filmmakers!
You can read more of April’s wonderful writing on her blog.
The music video for MAESA’s “The Fall” that I directed is now online and viewable on YouTube. This was such an incredible collaboration and fun shoot – from jumping on a trampoline in front of a green screen, hiking to rock waterfalls, shooting underwater and using the Phantom Flex (1,000 frames per second…). Maesa is an incredible artist, musician and person.
I spent this week with my good friend Kate over at change.org directing and editing a victory video for one of their campaigns.
Petitions started through change.org collected over 1.8 million signatures, culminating in the Boy Scouts of America voting to end a longtime ban on openly gay scouts. You can check out the video here –
Sharon and I are honored to be selected as finalists for the San Francisco Film Society’s Hearst Screenwriting Grant. SFFS is an incredible organization that supports great independent film. Check them out and spread the word – it’s a wonderful resource.
For more information about SFFS and to read about the finalists, click HERE.
I just got back from a great weekend at the Sundance Resort, representing our script OPERATOR at the Sundance Creative Producing Summit. It was an intensive weekend of meeting incredible people, from advisors to other fellows, and hearing about some amazing projects. I can’t wait to see them realized and on the screen.
I was so busy and in the moment that I forgot to take many pictures, but I couldn’t pass up this photo of a weird naked alien soap dispenser. Feel free to composite it into your next ’70s era Sci-Fi farce -
This Monday Sharon and I unleashed OPERATOR onto a packed audience at the Actor’s Gang theater in Culver City. We had an incredible cast who rocked the performance – we learned so much from working with the actors and hearing the terrific audience response.
OPERATOR, my new feature screenplay co-written with the lovely Sharon Greene, has been given a grant through Sundance and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to promote research and development on the science and technology themes in the script.
Starting the project, Sharon and I were determined not to write anything “science-tastic” (you know what I mean. We’ve all seen it.), and this grant will go a long way in realizing that dream. We’re so excited to do in depth research on speech recognition technology, AI, and more, and to meet with scientists in these fields.
My new project OPERATOR, co-written with my lovely wife Sharon Greene, was chosen as one of 12 projects for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab this January! Here’s a little taste of this upcoming feature -
Logan Kibens (co-writer/director) and Sharon Greene (co-writer) / Operator (U.S.A.): In this existential comedy, when a programmer is hired to create the ideal personality for an automated call center, his attempts to quantify what it means to be human throws his life into chaos.
We just got back from the lab and the festival, and had an incredible, enriching time. The advisors and other filmmakers are fantastic, and I can’t wait to see all the projects develop. Check out more about them here, in the Sundance Press Release.
More info to come as the script develops. Thank you Sundance!